How to sign abortion in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in an "A" handshape. Your palm should be oriented towards yourself and should be against your stomach. Then, move your hand away from your stomach and move your hand down, changing your hand into a "5" handshape as you move your hand down. This sign is a combination of the signs for "stomach" and "remove".

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for abortion
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for abortion
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you, with both hands oriented towards each other. Your dominant hand should move away from your non-dominant hand, and move down while changing into a "5" handshape.

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Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of abortion

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of abortion

End of Sign

Final Frame of abortion

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for abortion
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for abortion
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for abortion
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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